I was in no way, shape, or form excited by the adult summer reading theme of Literary Elements. I also really didn’t care for the colors and provided clip art. I think my overall apathy was due to having so very much to do at the Children’s Library, and I honestly didn’t give the adult display much thought. That was until I was This Is a Sentence‘s TOTALLY AWESOME display. It’s on a much grander scale (I LOVE big scale) and just sheer awesome. Did I mention awesome?
Looking back on what I did after being inspired, I sort of wish I had been closer to the original’s grand scale. I think that it would have had a lot more impact than my very much thrown-together display. Well, here’s what I did:
First and foremost, I left the display partially complete (having asked the staff at the Main Library via a post-it note to fill it out with more items – and they did and it looks MUCH better). I also thought that perhaps I should have added some “elements” to those squares of color. In my sign I did try to stay true to the periodic table of elements, but strayed here and there if I thought an idea was too cute to not do.
Feel free to use the sign that I made (feel free to crop and/or make adjustments, since I did get very specific in the “Gretna, NE” square). Here it is if you’d like to see it better – and click on it for a clean (ledger-sized) jpeg for your own use:
In the end, I really have to thank This Is a Sentence for providing the inspiration that I needed to get a display going at our library. I really don’t know what I would have done without it.